Vice Chancellor  :Rear Admiral HGU Dammika Kumara, VSV, USP, psc, MMaritimePol, BSc (DS)
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Defence and Administration) :Major General DCA Wickramasinghe USP USACGSC
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)  :Prof. KAS Dhammika


Lt Col KP Rohan Kumara RWP RSP psc GR

The Adjutant is an officer from Sri Lanka Army in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Adjutant functions under the direction and control of the Vice Chancellor and he is the Executive Officer to the Vice Chancellor.
Adjutant is responsible for maintenance of discipline in the University and in charge of all ceremonial matters of the University. Adjutant is also responsible for ensuring the security of the University and responsible for preparation and implementation of Standing Orders. Adjutant is responsible for the safe custody and control of weapons, ammunition and explosives.

Administrative and Logistics Support Staff

Co – AdministrationLt Col R T Ganegoda SLE
Officer Commanding University ServicesMajor SSL De Silva SLAC
Assistant AdjutantMajor RTI Ranwala psc
Officer Commanding Defence CompanyMajor MJP Salgadu SLNG
Motor Transport OfficerLcdr JKSW Kumara
Dental OfficerWg Cdr CV Kadawarage
University Medical OfficerDr. SWS Somaweera  MBBS(COL) DFM(COL) pgDCP(COL)
Ground Maintenance OfficerCapt KP Wijeweera
Project OfficerMaj BAP Perera
Legal OfficerMajor HRC Samantha
 Audit & Account OfficerCapt WRSRMPA Wijesundara
 Logistic OfficerLt (QM) MAP Upul RSP USP
 OCLS (Officer Commanding Logistic Service)Lcdr WMYN Wanigasekara
 Supply OfficerLcdr KDPM Kathriarachchi
 Mess Manager – Officers’ MessLt CPS Wickramawardana
 Procurement OfficerSqn Ldr – TEA Indrajith
 Internal Auditor Mr. NMKS Ranjith
Museum Curator Mr. AA Manjula Karunathilaka
 Landscape Curator Mr. P Umesh Kumara

Contribution of Tri Services Personal to the University

As a defence university, officers and other rankers from all three services contribute to the academic and administrative activities of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. There are officers attached to administrative positions, and some of the officers hold academic posts at the university, including positions such as dean of the faculty.

Military Officers

There are a total of 212 academic positions held by military personnel. They contribute by teaching specialized defense and strategy subjects, contributing to refining military education curriculum, serving as mentors fostering leadership skills and collaborating on defense research and publications. All in all, military officers holding academic positions contribute similar to their civilian counterparts to the academic activities of the university. There are 33 senior military staff officers hold senior academic positions in all campuses of KDU of which 20 senior officers are females.

01ARMYMil Employees61490902121
02NAVYMil Employees6004010065
03AIR FORCEMil Employees1807010026
GRAND TOTAL139601102212


Other Rankers

Other rankers attached to the university contribute to various activities at the university. There are 1286 personnel attached to different faculties and units. They have a key role in guiding students, promoting physical fitness, and instilling discipline among the students. The presence of these military personnel greatly impacts the university community, immensely enriching student life with unique experiences and perspectives.

01ARMYMil Employees3331569602587
02NAVYMil Employees3371890000526
03AIR FORCEMil Employees105452300173
GRAND TOTAL775390119021286